UToledo Family Business Center

Family Business Member Spotlight!

We started our member spotlights to highlight local family businesses that are flourishing and making major advancements both internally and throughout the community. Check out our current and past member spotlights!

 

March 2021

Bollin Label

BOLLIN LABEL SYSTEMS: NO EASY LABELS BUT PLENTY OF SUCCESS

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Feb 2021

Jupemod

Jūpmode fuses art and industry to create wearable success

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Dec 2020

AVATAR

The human face of high tech: AVATAR

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OCT 2020

Foundation Steel

Beam by beam, rebar by rebar, Foundation Steel builds enviable reputation

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JULY 2020

Aly Sterling Philanthropy

Owner of Aly Sterling Philanthropy shares tests and triumphs in new book

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JUNE 2020

2-Scale

The business of creating the brand, the image and the inspiration.

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MAY 2020

Walt Churchill's Market

In an era of grocery mega-chains, Walt Churchill’s Markets stay competitive. Read how family tradition meets new shopping realities, with wins for both customers and the bottom line.

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April 2020

Pioneer Industrial Systems

Automation is the ticket to thrive, according to Pioneer Industrial Systems COO.

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March 2020

The Appliance Center

Read about how this family business came to be what it is today, and how one man's vision and "let's do this" mentality helped create a legacy.

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February 2020

The Countertop Shop

From signs to cabinets to countertops - the wind has blown the Langenderfer’s into a business that is written in stone and will be around for many years to come.

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January 2020

Bartz Viviano

Everybody loves flowers — maybe even more so in a bleak Midwestern January! Enjoy a visit with iconic Toledo florist Bartz Viviano and learn how four generations of the Viviano family built a floral tradition from the ground up — and how the UT Family Business Center helps support their efforts.

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Fall 2019 Spotlight: Principle Business Enterprises
PBE
Risky choices, fortunate flukes, and an unquenchable entrepreneurial spirit: Find out how PBE has remained an industry leader through generations here!

Summer 2019 Spotlight: Hirzel Canning Company & Farms
Hirzel Canning Co & Farms
Read about how this family business has thrived through five generations, and continuously grows through innovation and family values. Read the full article here!

Fall 2018 Spotlight: Shrader Tire And Oil
Shrader Family
Read about how this third-generation family business has continued its success, as well as the challenges and rewards it has brought along the way here!

Summer 2018 Spotlight: Walt Churchill's Market
Walt Churchill's Market
In an era of grocery mega-chains, Walt Churchill’s Markets stay competitive. Read how family tradition meets new shopping realities, with wins for both customers and the bottom line here

Last Updated: 4/1/21